Y&R Transcript Thursday, April 20, 2023

Young & The Restless Transcript


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Devon: Esther. Hey.

Esther: Oh, devon.

Devon: Hey.

Esther: It’s so great to have you back.

Devon: Oh, thank you. It’s good to be back.

Esther: You know, for a while, I was really worried. I wasn’t sure that things would work out.

Devon: It took a little time but things did and here I am.

Esther: Well, yes, you are. Mrs. C. Would be so happy. Family meant everything to her.

Lily: I agree. Nothing is more important. And this is exactly where my brother belongs. Hi.

Devon: How you doing?

Lucy: Dad, we have tons of time.

Daniel: Yeah, don’t I wish.

Lucy: My flight doesn’t leave until about noon.

Daniel: Sure, but it’s an international flight. So, gotta make sure that you’re there and checked in two hours prior.

Lucy: Dad.

Daniel: Yeah.

Lucy: You worry too much.

Daniel: Portugal is, um– it’s a long way away. So, I appreciate you making the trip.

Lucy: I loved phyllis. I had to come, and plus, I knew you needed me. Nothing is more important than that.

Daniel: Well, you being at the memorial service really helped. So, thank you.

Lucy: You’re still wearing it.

Daniel: Hmm.

Lucy: The bracelet I gave you.

Daniel: Yeah, I barely take it off.

Lucy: The last time I was here, you said that fidgeting with it like that was a sign that I was uncomfortable. And now you’re doing the same thing. Dad, what’s going on? Do I need to stay longer to make sure you’ll be okay?

[ Keyboard clacking ]

Victor: There you are, my baby. I knew I’d find you here.

Nikki: Well, it’s– it’s almost quitting time in bahrain and I promised our logistics manager that I would have this to them by end of day. Hold on.

[ Keyboard clacking ] Done.

Victor: Done. Just like that.

Nikki: Good morning, darling.

Victor: Mm… hmm. You were gone so early this morning.

Nikki: I know, I’m sorry I missed you. Did you want to talk to me about something?

Victor: [ Sighs] Yeah. Seems that sally spectra’s pregnant with adam’s child. While she’s having an affair with our other son. Did you know about this?

Adam: Aw, you shouldn’t have. I didn’t get you anything.

Sharon: I love that every time you see a gift you just assume it’s for you.

Adam: Uh, I’m sure if you look hard enough in your psychology books, that’s probably a symptom of some disorder.

Sharon: I don’t doubt that.

Adam: So, uh, who’s the gift for?

Sharon: Um, it’s for mariah and tessa. It’s their surprise baby shower this afternoon. They didn’t get to have one before aria was born, so…

Adam: Mm. Afraid they might jinx things?

Sharon: In a way. They were with the baby’s mother in portland for weeks until she went into labor, and then mariah insisted that it wasn’t necessary. But, you know, this has been such a long journey for them. I think it’s time to just soak up the joy.

Adam: Hmm. Well, not to mention, it’s your first grandchild. How is that not reason to celebrate?

Sharon: You are absolutely right.

Adam: Yeah, you and the new moms, you were glowing when they brought the baby in. She’s a lucky little girl.

Sharon: Oh, that’s sweet. Thank you.

Adam: Mm-hmm. And since we’re on the subject, I have some very exciting baby news of my own.

Sally: How’d you sleep?

Nick: Not great.

Sally: Yeah, it’s been a rough week. Any chance you’re also upset about today? The ultrasound and me inviting adam to join us?

Nick: Uh, as far as I’m concerned–

Sally: Look, I– I know you said you needed some time to, you know, figure out how you feel. It’s not what you want. I– I get it. You’re afraid that adam is working some angle and he’s trying to edge you out of the picture. But nick, I promise you that is not what’s happening. I just really hope on top of everything else that this hasn’t gotten to be too much for you. Tide is busting laundry’s biggest myth…

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Nick: I’m okay with adam coming to the appointment.

Sally: Really?

Nick: Yeah, really. He is the father of that little boy or little girl. Nobody is pretending like that isn’t happening.

Sally: True.

Nick: I told you I will follow your lead when it comes to this baby. And I know I’m gonna have to share him or her with adam when it comes. But I want to make sure we’re all on the same page, that I will not be sharing you.

Sally: This baby may be adam’s, but I am all yours.

Nick: Good. How long ’til your appointment?

Sally: Um, it’s not ’til this afternoon, plenty of time. Is there any special reason why you’re asking? Is there something that you would like to do in the meantime?

Nick: Don’t you tempt me.

Sally: Oh, why not?

Nick: [ Sighs ] Very interested in your offer, but I really need to run by the office and see vic. And I will meet up with you and adam at the coffeehouse.

Sally: All right. Works for me.

Nick: Okay.

[ Sally laughs softly ]

Sharon: Adam, look at you, you’re beaming. What’s your big news?

Adam: Well, it’s not news yet, but it will be by this afternoon.

Sharon: Okay, well, don’t keep me in suspense. What is it?

Adam: Today is the day that sally and I find out if our baby’s a boy or a girl.

Sharon: Oh, wow. I am so excited for you. I know what a big day that is.

Adam: Thank you. Thank you.

Sharon: So, um, when’s the appointment?

Adam: Uh, it’s a couple hours from now. I’m, uh, meeting nick and sally here before we head to the ultrasound.

Sharon: Nick and sally? The three of you?

Adam: That’s right.

Sharon: Wow. Aren’t you the modern family? So, no more resentment?

Adam: [ Chuckles] Not on my part. And nick is being open-minded.

Sharon: I’m glad to hear it.

Adam: It’s not ideal. We’re all doing the best we can. Even nick, which I have to say surprises me, in a good way.

Sharon: Well, that’s the right attitude to have, so good for you.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm. No, I’ve been thinking about what connor means to me and after seeing mariah and tessa with their newborn, it’s a great reminder that children are something to be grateful for. And it doesn’t matter what the circumstances are and how they were brought into your lives. They’re not responsible for those circumstances. They deserve to come into this world with a clean slate and receive unconditional love.

Nikki: Summer told me about sally’s pregnancy in confidence and I didn’t want to violate her trust. And I also knew that you wouldn’t take this news well.

Victor: Of course, I wouldn’T. For heaven’s sake, sweetheart. This whole thing is an outrage.

Nikki: And the third reason I didn’t say anything is because the first trimester of pregnancy is stressful enough without having victor newman on your case.

Victor: Are you defending this woman?

Nikki: No, I am not defending her. I am protecting her child. I mean, lord knows I don’t agree with most of the choices sally makes, but that doesn’t negate the fact that her child will be a newman.

Daniel: Ah, look at you turning the tables on your old man. Way to go.

Lucy: Way to sidestep the question.

Daniel: [ Scoffs] Can you ever let me get away with something? Just once?

Lucy: Have you ever let me get away with anything?

Daniel: Okay. You can’t stay. But yes, you are right, I am having a tough time. It’s like my whole life, even when I moved away, mom was just always a phone call away, and, um, well, now she’s not. So, I’m just trying to, you know, figure out my way through this world that she’s not a part of.

Lucy: I’m so sorry, dad.

Daniel: Look, I’m gonna– I’m gonna get through this, okay? It’s just weird. You know, growing up you see other people lose their parents, but… and you figure for yourself it’s gonna be decades away. I thought I had all those years left with her. Now that’s just gone. The virus that causes shingles is sleeping…

Lily: Okay. So, we’re agreed that we each will head up our own divisions and have autonomy within them.

Devon: Yes. And we will be both open to each other’s advice as well as jill’s, right?

Lily: Yes, of course. But I do think that we each should have final say within our own division.

Devon: I think so, too. It sounds good so far.

Lily: Good.

Devon: When you talk about, though, us maintaining boundaries, I agree on a professional level, but I don’t want you to stop talking to me like we’re family when we’re here, or sharing your thoughts with me. ‘Cause I always need you to do that.

Lily: No, of course. You know I have your back and I know that you have mine. You know, and– and before, I did feel beholden to jill because she’s the head of board of directors. But I promise you, if I feel like what you’re saying is correct, then I will definitely have your back.

Devon: And what about when you think that what I’m saying is wrong?

Lily: [ Laughs ] Then I will respectfully tell you what a terrible idea it is.

Devon: Okay. Well, it’s good to know that we’re on the same page, then.

Lily: I’m just so happy you’re back. I missed you. And it has been a rough few months, but here we are.

[ Both chuckling ] So, let’s get to work.

Lucy: I haven’t given much thought to what it would be like if you, or mom… if I didn’t have you in my world anymore. And, um… now you’re going through that. How do you handle it?

Daniel: I’ll be okay.

Lucy: Dad, I know you. Sometimes you just forget and you don’t take care of yourself.

Daniel: I promise, I will this time. There’s no way I’m gonna spiral back to that place that I was stuck in. And– and– I have this as a reminder that I have a terrific daughter who loves me and needs me to be okay for her.

Lucy: It’s good to know you’ll be thinking of me, but dad… we both know you need more than just me and your life.

Sharon: I’m really proud of you, adam. You know, this is a delicate situation and you’re handling it with grace.

Adam: Well, thank you. It means a lot. But it’s still early. I could turn this whole thing to an epic disaster by dinner time.

Sharon: That’s true. But I don’t think you will. It feels like you’re making all the right decisions, for the right reasons.

Adam: Hmm. Well, it’s not like I was given much of a choice.

Sharon: True. Does that mean that you’ve given up your feelings for sally?

Adam: Honestly? No, I– I haven’T. I still love sally and I wish that we could be a family.

Sharon: Understandable.

Adam: But those feelings are separate from this kid that is on the way.

Sharon: Well, I have seen you with connor and you are a really wonderful father to him. So, I’m sure when this baby gets here you will be just as great to him– or her.

Adam: That’s the plan. But I have to remember this is sally’s first child. I’ve been a parent for a while. She has no idea what to expect.

Sharon: Yeah, the experience you get from raising the first one–

Adam: Right, it’s huge.

Sharon: There’s no substitute.

Adam: So, my focus is on sally and it’s on helping her prepare for these first few weeks and accepting whatever place I have in that until the birth. And from that point, I’ll be a 50/50 parent.

Sharon: Amen

Adam: Sally may think she doesn’t need me, may not want me, but this baby is gonna get all the love that I have to give.

Sharon: So, what are you hoping for? Girl or boy?

Adam: I’ll tell you later, uh, sally’s here.

Sharon: Oh, okay, have fun.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

[ Clears throat ]

Sally: I guess, uh, we both beat nick here, huh?

Adam: Uh-huh.

Victor: That spectra woman can never be trusted. Yet here she is reeling in both of my sons. To tie herself closer to our family. Why on god’s green earth would I ever approve of that?

Nikki: You wouldn’t?

Victor: Then why the hell did the rest of you decide to keep this from me?

Nikki: No, that’s not it. It’s about letting things play out on their own. I mean, someday soon nicholas is going to wake up and realize that sally is totally wrong for him. And then it will be his decision to break up with her. If we interfere, I worry that it could blow up in our faces.

Victor: Baby, what if that never happens? What if she decides to carry this charade on indefinitely?

Nick: And what charade would that be?

Victor: A charade that you are involved with, son. The hell is the matter with you? You carry on with a woman that’s pregnant with your brother’s child. Are you mad? Why are you doing this? You torment your brother. For bathroom odors that linger.

Daniel: You don’t have to worry about me, lucy.

Lucy: You’re my dad. I’m always gonna worry about you. You just– you need other people close by you that you can trust and depend on. Friends, like lily.

Daniel: Hmm. You wouldn’t happen to be trying to play matchmaker, would you? Because you are not that subtle.

Lucy: Subtlety is for cowards.

Daniel: Mm. You and lily are great together, don’t you think?

Daniel: Yeah, we’re great friends. Is that okay?

Lucy: You used to be more, though.

Daniel: Yes, once upon a time, we used to be more. But, you know, things are different when you grow up. Your friends, they– they can move away, you can drift apart. Sometimes it’s not worth really going out on a limb and trying to force something or make something more of a relationship when it’s not there. Because, you know, if you blow it, you run the risk of losing that person forever.

Lucy: I get it. It’s very ross and rachel. And if that’s the real reason that you’re holding back, then I get it.

Daniel: Oh, the real reason.

Lucy: Look, I’m not saying you need to fall madly in love with lily, or anyone else. I just… you and mom aren’t together anymore and I go to school in europe. And phyllis is– is gone, too. I just hate the thought of you being alone.

Daniel: I promise, honestly, I’m not gonna be alone. I– I have plenty of other friends besides lily, and I have, you know, acquaintances.

Lucy: Okay. Just don’t lock out the people you’re close to who already are there for you. Because pushing away people like that, it’s just weird. And it’s exactly how you blow things with a woman like lily. By not seeing and appreciating what’s right in front of your face.

Sally: [ Sighs ] I mean, where could nick be? There’s no way he’d miss this, at least not willingly.

Sharon: Um, it’s mariah.

Adam: Uh, take it, we’ll be fine.

Sharon: Hey, sweetie, what’s going on?

Adam: I’m sure that nick will be here any minute.

Sally: Yeah. I mean, the last time, you know, I saw him, he was on his way to newman. Maybe he got hung up or something. I don’t know.

Adam: Well, it’s– it’s not a problem. If nick got held up, we can just meet him at the doctor’s appointment, but we won’t start without him, okay? Just try to relax. Think positive thoughts. Everything is gonna work out how it’s meant to.

Nikki: All right. All right. Why don’t we all take a deep breath before something is said that cannot be unsaid.

Nick: As I have told you many, many times before, my personal life is none of your concern.

Victor: Son, it is my concern. For heaven’s sake, don’t you see what’s happening? That woman is playing odds with both my sons. It’s embarrassing. She can’t hold on to adam, so she latches on to you. Making fun of both of you.

Nick: You have no idea what you’re talking about and I understand that isn’t gonna make you stop.

Victor: Doesn’t this bother you at all? Don’t you realize what this looks like to people?

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Devon: You know, I did see some of what you were dealing with from the sidelines and I’m sorry that I wasn’t there to support you through it.

Lily: No, it’s fine. I mean, we were barely speaking.

Devon: Yeah, I know, but I still wish things played out differently.

Lily: I am just glad you’re back and that we’re okay again.

Devon: Me too. I also noticed though, that when, uh– after you and billy split and we were going through everything, that daniel stepped in as a really big support for you. I’m very grateful to him for that. So, I’ll let him know next time I see him.

Lily: Please do. I’m sure some kindness can go a long way for him right now.

Devon: How is he dealing with his mom’s passing?

Lily: I mean, he’s struggling, you know, obviously. And unfortunately, it’s going to get worse before it gets better. And I think if anyone knows that–

Devon: It’s you and me.

Lily: Yeah, I’m pretty worried about him right now.

Victor: It’s bad enough that you and your sister, victoria, have done everything in your power to keep him out of the family business. Now, you’re showing callous disregard for your brother.

Nick: First, I had nothing to do with victoria blocking the acquisition of mccall unlimited. I was okay with us buying it so that adam could go off and run it on his own.

Victor: Oh, yeah. I bet. Out of sight, out of mind.

Nick: Second, I’m not doing anything to prevent adam from raising his kid. Neither is sally, far from it.

Victor: You’re standing in their way to raise that child as a family.

Nikki: So you’re not opposed to adam being involved with the chaotic, destructive person?

Victor: Of course, I am. I don’t approve of any of this dumb nonsense. Son, you just need to bow out of all of this for everyone’s sake, especially for your own.

Nick: You know, you are conveniently forgetting that adam is not a child. He’s a grown man. He’s made his own choices. He’s gonna have to live with the repercussions. He pushed sally away before sally or anyone else knew about the pregnancy. He has blown up his own family multiple times and I don’t think he’s some hapless victim that I need to coddle just because there’s a baby on the way.

Victor: I’m not talking to adam now, I’m talking to you. How the hell long do you intend to carry on like this? What do you want to raise that child and marry her and raise him as your family? It’s nuts. That choice should be adam’s, not yours.

Adam: Keep drinking all this tea, we’re gonna have to name our son, earl gray.

Sally: Or our daughter, chamomile.

Adam: Uh, I don’t know about that.

Sally: Okay, you do better.

Adam: A girl’s name? Mm… I’d rather not.

Sally: How come?

Adam: I have ideas, of course, but look, we have time. We should name our– our little one together. Our child’s name is the start of his or her own journey, their own legacy.

Sally: I like that thought. Of course, newman will be a part of that legacy.

Adam: The name definitely comes with its own history. But hopefully, the baby will find a new way to breathe life into it.

Daniel: When did you get so wise?

Lucy: I think it’s genetic. Probably grandpa. I think it skipped a generation though.

Daniel: Oh, ha ha ha. That’s very funny. I should get you to the airport so you don’t miss your flight.

Lucy: I really wouldn’t mind another day with you.

Daniel: Your mother would kill me.

Lucy: I was hoping you’d forget about that.

Daniel: I’m not gonna forget about that, come on. Oh, you’re probably too old to hold your old man’s hand, huh?

Lucy: Seriously, dad?

Daniel: Come on.

Lucy: Let’s go.

Daniel: Yeah, let’s go. After you. Mom. Can we get a puppy, mom?

[ Sally sighing ]

Sally: So, I overheard the tail end of your conversation earlier.

Adam: Oh.

Sally: With sharon.

Adam: Right. Uh, which gender I was hoping for?

Sally: Mm-hmm. Yeah, I know we’ve joked a lot about the fact that, you know, you only have boys, but do you actually have a preference?

Adam: Mm, not really.

Sally: Seriously?

Adam: I imagine if we have a daughter, she will be as smart as her mother and I will be heavily outnumbered.

Sally: And if it’s a boy?

Adam: He or she will be welcomed into this world with just boundless love.

Sally: Man, when I wasn’t sure which one of you was the father, I panicked. I had a lot of sleepless nights. It turns out I did not need to worry because whether the father was you or nick, this child was destined to be loved.

Adam: That’s something you never have to worry about. How much I love this kid.

Nick: Adam, sally, and I are managing the situation just fine. We don’t need your interference.

Nikki: Your father and I have strong opinions where sally is concerned.

Nick: Mom, I love you, but no offense, you gotta butt out of this.

Victor: What do you mean no offense? I am offended. With the lack of respect, you show me and your brother.

Nick: When? When did I do that?

Victor: Yesterday in that damn cafe. I saw what happened. You saw adam and sally sort of flirting with each other, getting kind of close. What did you do? You inserted yourself right between them, to show your dominance, right?

Nick: That is not what happened.

Victor: Oh, really?

Nick: No, it’s not. But I just reminded you why I was justified in doing that. If you give adam one inch…

Victor: That’s just one more way of how you’re trying to thwart him. I’ve been trying for years to integrate that boy into our family. You and your sister have done nothing but throw one obstacle after another in his way. I am sick and tired of your lack of loyalty to him and to me.

[ Nick exhaling ]

Nick: You know, I came here to see vic. She’s obviously not around, so I’m out of here. Leave sally alone. She doesn’t deserve this.

[ Daniel exhaling ]

[ Daniel sighing ]

[ Daniel sighing ]

[ Knock on door ]

Lily: Hi.

Daniel: I thought you had work?

Lily: I do, but, you know, the boss and I we’re pretty close so I can take a break. Are you okay? I used to pre-rinse dishes cause my old detergent

Devon: Hey, esther, is lily available? I want to see if she wants to get lunch.

Esther: Oh, you just missed her. She had to step out for a bit.

Devon: Okay. I’m gonna go to the food court then. Can I bring you back anything?

Esther: Oh, that’s really sweet. But no, I’m brown bagging it today.

Devon: Oh, that’s smart. I’ll be back in probably like an hour.

Esther: Okay. Oh, devon, um– before lily came in earlier, I started to talk about the importance of family.

Devon: Oh, yeah. Yeah. Did you want to finish your thought?

Esther: Well, when mrs. C. Discovered that you were her grandson, it rocked her world. And you had a lot going on back then and you weren’t the least bit interested in letting her into your life.

Devon: I know. I was young and stupid.

Esther: But she was determined to connect with you, to communicate. It mattered a lot to her. She was constantly trying to think of ways to accomplish that. And then it hit her. Mrs. C. Knew exactly what she needed to do.

Devon: I think I know what you’re talking about. She learned sign language so she could talk to me and it blew me away the first time she did it.

Esther: Yeah, she went the extra mile, so the two of you could bond and grow a relationship because that’s what families do. They go out of their way for each other. Like you and lily have, to find a way in your hearts to set aside your differences to make chancellor-winters whole again. Which is my long-winded way of saying, welcome home, devon. I know that mrs. C. And neil are looking down right now and they’re smiling.

Devon: Thank you. Thank you. I love you.

Esther: Oh, I love you. Oh, so glad you’re back.

Lily: Did you and lucy get to have breakfast before you took her to the airport?

Daniel: Yeah. I hate seeing her go. Without her and my dad here, it’s just– I don’t think I’ve ever felt this alone. And that’s scary, you know. But I promised lucy that I would take care of myself. So, I’m gonna have to find a way through it.

[ Daniel sighing ]

Lily: She sent me a text before she took off.

Daniel: Oh, great, that’s–

Lily: Sweet?

Daniel: No, it’s embarrassing.

Lily: Embarrassing, why?

Daniel: My kid shouldn’t feel like she has to look out for me like that.

Lily: Daniel, it’s called love. She wants you to know that you are loved and you’re not alone. You’re not alone.

Nikki: Victor, you are going to have to find a way to accept this.

Victor: This is all madness, sweetheart. This woman could be the destruction of our family.

Nikki: Look, I don’t like her any more than you do, but if we’re going to prevail, we have to approach this strategically.

Victor: How so?

Nikki: Those three are a powder keg. I don’t know how they’re going to avoid setting it off. But I do know this. If you continue to criticize, you will become the common enemy. It will be the three of them against you.

Victor: I don’t give a damn.

Nikki: You’re just going to have to let them figure it out without any input because listen to me, if they band together, they could block your access to the child. No matter how we feel about sally, her baby is going to be your grandchild and I know it would kill you to not be a part of its life. Oh, darling.

[ Sally sighing ]

Sally: All right. Um, he’s not here, so we should just, go.

Adam: Are you sure?

Sally: Yeah, I’ll just text him and ask him to meet us there.

Adam: Okay. All right, let’s do this.

Nick: Hey, I’m here. Hey, sharon.

Sharon: Hey, nick.

Sally: Thank goodness.

Nick: Sorry to cut it so close. You ready to go?

Sally: Yeah.

Adam: You just made it. That’s great.

Nick: Yep. I’ll take it from here. Let’s go. We’ll meet you at the appointment.

Adam: Yeah.

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